I love the Olympics! So I was excited to watch the Opening Ceremony for the 21st Olympic Winter Games, Friday night on NBC.
I was curious to see how it measured up to the over the top spectacle put on in Beijing in 2008. While it didn't compare, it had a lot of pizazz and packed a powerful entertainment punch. I watched most of the four hour show. 60,000 people packed into the coliseum in beautiful, Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada.
I want to register my complaint against NBC for not airing the Olympics live. Those of us on the west coast will watch everything on tape delay, so NBC can air the events at a later show. That means people like me who like to Twitter while we watch TV, will read everything that happens before it happens, thanks to tweets in other time zones. Please follow me on Twitter at Ruthie66.
There were tons of stunning laser light shows, but I couldn't find any photo's to share here. Click on the link at the end of this post to see video's of some of the performances; especially the whale light show.
The evening was capped off with the traditional lighting of the Olympic torch.
There were also standout performances from K.D. Lang and Sarah McLachlin. Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado sang a duet. Donald Suterland narrated a few portions of the show and we heard a lovely rendition of O Canada by one of the locals.
Click here to see video's from many of the night's offerings!